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% democratic. one of color, latina women, black women that this is how barack obama won the presidency in races were decided. white women were not on that side of the vote. i would say that what i hear often, and this comes to issues of getting more women to run and more women of color to run is everybody will tell you it's a pipeline problem. if there's too many bylines from women or women of color in the media, everybody says women never pitch. and so that's something you hear. for me, one of the stars of this political event was nina turner and ohio. as you'll see in television doing incredible work on voter suppression staff in ohio. she was not up for election, but she was a star and is everybody talks about the other person that the person was nailed for, a republican black woman who just barely lost to elect for a moment like she was going to win her house seat. this is a problem within the feminist movement and has been always. the question of moving forward, but not just for one kind or a couple of kinds of women. these are issues that are very much in play in our activism. >> i think
, believe me when the final numbers are in, president obama and his sidekick not unilaterally define. so this is not a case where the billionaires -- the billionaires with a lot money, did a lot of things. obama and his people were very strategic in their use of their resources. and they had a lot. obama raised about a billion dollars. they were very strategic. obama's campaign can buy a television advertisement at the lowest rate possible, whereas the television stations, local television stations that are selling that want to make as much money as possible and they don't have to offer low rate to the super pacs. they can charge the super pac as much as the market will bear and in fact because of the saturation, and they in fact did say that many were paying 10 or 15 times more for 30 seconds in the obama campaign was. so i don't want to say that -- it would be satisfying to say money didn't have any effect, so despite the billions that report and the people trying to manipulate elections or even worse, another aspect of the citizens united campaign was an employer received both the sam
for president obama and the congress in his icann chairman for the new congress. why? because that is what our communities, which turned out in record numbers voted for and we made the difference in this election despite the fact that some states and a lot of people tried everything in the book to keep us from voting. so we do have some work ahead of us and i want to highlight a few things we can do. first of the debate over the fiscal class i'm a to ensure working families or protect it, which means that eviscerated the programs that help support working families including workforce investment and important training programs. we need to stress that this is not just an issue for our communities, before the country country. since african-americans, asian americans and latinos make up one third of the u.s. workforce today, a figure which will skyrocket in years to come. second, investing in the future of children. african-american and latino kids are the workforce of the future to the investments we make now will pay out dividends when i really need to in the decades to come as the baby boomers
bush was there, the patriot act, to put people away without due process. obama has said we can imprison american citizens. not just enemy combatants, but citizens. never any questions asked. how do you see with obama now doing bush on things with the continuation of undeclared wars, how do you see foreign policy from a liberal perspective considering that obama has considered so many of his predecessors policies and expand on them. >> obama himself has not interpreted it as saying that we have the right to be maki said that we have the power, but i won't do it. >> i don't think that's quite accurate. it's a very vague sentence in the bill, it said any more power that is specifically about foreign terrorists, that they have the right to take american citizens willy-nilly indefinitely. having said that, there really isn't a singular liberal foreign policy. there are different strains in both parties and both ideologies. there are some people on the left who are angry at obama for the things the state and the things that have to do with the extensions of bush. some don't see it that way. t
be eager to help if the reelected obama administration wanted to take the lead and kickstart a process that deserves to be called a peace process. we certainly hope that would have been. with regard to the drug problem, i just want to add that of course everybody is now buying drones, even european armies are buying drones. but interestingly enough, as are injurious to countries in other parts of the world has declined because of the not so successful experience in over the last decade. i hope i'm correct i cannot recall a moment in recent history where in the absence of, you know, act of u.s. leadership or participation, the europeans are contemplating driving up plans right now for a military mission to molly. with the argument that what is going on in molly could he not necessarily, but could develop into something very similar to the kinds of phenomena that forced us into afghanistan a decade ago. so what i'm trying to say is the birth of the drug technology matters, i don't believe international development will allow us the luxury of keeping the boys home. there will be unfortuna
do about any of what he promised to do so let's look at the three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part about the gaza operation is that, a, they are giving hamas a lead in creating the new dynamics or dic
will be on to discuss the future of the army. and president obama's campaign rally at the university of colorado, boulder. that is on c-span. [cheers] [applause] >> all right, let's get what documents the coolidge family during the white house years. and also before. >> part of the coolidge family papers. we have one box of photographs. then we have several boxes of other documents. photographs are heavy. the album should be in the back here. here it is. unfortunately, it is on lack civics paper. there's not much we can do about that because we don't want to change the artifact nature of the album itself. starting to crack, some of these pages are separating. this is a photograph of calvin coolidge the day before he became president. he was in plymouth, vermont, visiting his father, doing some chores, this was a press photograph. so he did have the press along with them. you can see that they took one photograph your. he had a suit jacket on. then there was another one of him without the suit jacket on. >> more from the vermont historical society this weekend apple tv, american history tv, and h
interesting numbers to me, maybe not surprising in the polls, was the president obama defeated governor romney among self-described moderates by 15 points. so this is an expression. and he asked a lot of complications complicated questions about who are they. a lot of people would say that president obama is centerleft. but it's all compared to. compared to governor romney, and i think really the republican party, including the statements that todd akin and richard murdoch made, it seemed like they were are off from the center. as an independent, i can give advice to both parties. >> ronald reagan and jack kemp -- the party of upward mobility, that didn't seem to be the republican party this year. now, maybe it was because of this very effective attack campaign against mitt romney and bain capital and 47% of all that stuff. but i think hispanics and asians -- and a lot of women, they didn't vote for the republican party not just if you are hispanic because you think their anti-immigrant, but because it doesn't seem like the kind of party that will create a country in which you are were going t
cable television provider. >> next, former obama adviser, dennis ross and former george w. bush adviser, james jeffrey, discuss challenges facing president obama in his second term in the middle east. they look at unrest in syria and concerns about egypt's new government. this is an hour and 30 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. good afternoon, and welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob sadloff and delighted to see you here today. i think the interest in foreign policy in the wake of our presidential election is certainly evidence by the standing remotely crowd we have here today. we are now already into the process of transition, a transition even with the same president, transitions are the most flute and receptive moments in the presidential cycle to have an impact on the policy process, and so i'm -- i take it as a good sign there's so much interest in the foreign policy process by your presence here today. now, i think the transition from a first to a second obama administration may, of course, begin the day after an election, but it doesn't end on inaugura
be that close. i never believed that president obama was going to lose. so that he's actually was not a surprise to me. i was very confident going into the election. but historically, on the data side, with what chad was talking about on these various marriage votes, is that the polling had to show up not just as far as the majority does, but to show up at 56 and 57 to even think that we had a shot at voting. so i went into this very nervously about those votes. obviously, i was pleasantly surprised and i have to admit that i had a personal stake in this. i am one of these people that got married in canada in 2004. across the border, i wasn't married, i lived in live in washington dc, i moved to california. i was married for a wild in california. then i moved to washington and i wasn't married again. now, i am about to be married again. [laughter] thank you. >> hopefully this same guy? [laughter] >> yes, we can't forget that. >> yes, you don't get gifts every time either. that's a problem. [laughter] so i did have this very -- i certainly had a personal stake in that. so i was very proud and 10
, as it appears, as widely reported and claimed by the obama administration. are things as good as they look? secondly, getting us into the more specific question of jones. because this has been a controversial school that has in many ways gotten us. and we have written extensively about it. how would you take a stand on the drones on. >> thank you, john for those questions, and thank you for the opportunity to address this panel. what have we accomplished? the number one thing we accomplished is the death of osama bin laden himself. bin laden had al qaeda and al qaeda has a deep set of problems. he was telling other affiliates of al qaeda not to use that name of al qaeda. they were keenly aware of the drone program and he was advocating that they move to eastern afghanistan. very different from american surveillance. and he was advocating that his youngest son moved one of the richest countries in the world. he was aware they were running out of money. he was dealing with some very improbable ideas about attacking president obama and general petraeus. and i think what have we accomplished?
at our national economy, barack hope obama's failed policies, 50% of college grads across america do not have a job. they or their unemployed are not working their degree so we have to -- to 10 years ago heidi proposed students to stay in north dakota, and other big government solution. offering $5000 to stay in the state of north dakota. that is not why we have our kids coming back to north dakota. we have them because we created a stable environment, stable tax environment, stable right as rain breman and we encouraged businesses to grow and to invest in small business. that is really what we what we e done in north dakota that is qasr growth and success in the same thing we need to do is trust the individual to create stability in our federal government. right now we have been stability. heitkamp: commerce and i'm not going to apologize for wanting to help students from north dakota who want to stay in north dakota pay back some other college debt which is the 5000-dollar deal. i am proud of the position we took, trying to help north dakota student so that they are not burden for
or sublike you are being picked on because you are part of the obama administration and republicans have been picking on obama for four years. usually their mantra goes, jobs -- job pastoring regulation. lead industry police itself and we don't want the government involved. now they are saying we want more government involved. and i think they are right. we want appropriate government involvement to stop these things from happening. so you would think that our application would be to get out -- i respect chairman grayson but i have never understood them to be a great legal scholar. seems to me there is ambiguity and if there is an ambiguity it's our job to clear that. you think the ambiguity because the law we drafted him 1977 said one thing and if we want to make sure -- we have to make sure that you have all the ability appropriate to act. the courts have thrown out part of that 1997 law. the courts themselves are divided on whether section 503a continues to have any legal force in the western states and five 3a is not affected as well as texas louisiana and mississippi it is and is the map
i think we will be hearing a lot about troops in japan because we will hear from president obama about this notion of a pivot towards asia, which -- >> host: that was a big part of the document of hierarchies for the 21st century defense. >> guest: exactly. what we are not hearing about is a pivot towards better relations with asia which includes diplomacy at the top of the list. >> host: was that part of the president's trip this week? >> guest: that was included but i think there are still problems on the u.s. side. it's still based on pivoting our military towards asia and away from the middle east which we are certainly not doing in practice. we are talking about it but we are not talking enough about reworking relations with countries. you know it's fine that we are not talking about the possibility of opening relations with burma who has been facing sanctions for many years because of a very repressive regime. but there are governments that are you know, terribly oppressed of all around the world and the u.s. has never had a good way of engaging with people in those countri
this happening. i was very significant about the obama administration was once it happened they didn't sort of look around and say what should we do? they didn't kind of pulled back. the kind of const on it. i think it is one thing whoever is running foreign policy in a month or two months time, with the good or bad happens get moving on it. and i think the obama administration really moved on this issue in burma and i think i felt the process go forward. so it's not just surprises. it's how you react to a 60 obama administration did a great job on burma. >> for the first time in my life, i think i'll probably just listen and observe. my staff is gone i cannot believe it. chris is right and these are good people and you hate to put them through having to work for people like ice, but still. i will say talk about strategic surprises. i never in a million years thought i would come home to my daughter's all doing this cowboy south korean tribe around my living room, singing a korean song called style. i didn't think i would have been. >> were going to go to the next part, which are questions.
to the election every outlet came up with a short list of the cabinet for mitt romney come in for president obama. when you talk about setting up this agency council how do you guard against some sort of volatility in the national energy policy from the changing administration and the policies put in place by one administration carried over the success reforms. >> one person has to take the recommendations seriously and consider that this has merit as the president in the issues i had the the president gave significance and this could be very significant move by the administration is taken seriously by everybody in the government and that in itself was a tremendous incentive to coordination. >> there will also be volatility in a second term there will be changes that have been there for four years or ready to get out but also this isn't something that would be done instantaneously i don't think it would be done under our proposal until the end of the fourth quarter given times so that would be available to the administration i don't think it would be that big a problem although if you had the who
with barack obama, and he is one of the leaders i speak to most frequently. we will make the case very powerful to them about the urgency of this issue. we will not be shy of doing that. just as we are not shy of palestinians. >> mr. robin walker, this house should support both sides. also, increasing accountability of palestinian organizations to the u.n. >> whether it would mark a step towards depends on what would happen next. and as i mentioned earlier, there is a sequence which they have hope for the future ,-com,-com ma that is what we are trying to provide for, assurances that we have asked for so that we can maximize the further progress being made we can only answer his question pearly when we see what happens next. what i am interested in is what he said to the israeli government -- what is he doing to prevent a threat about being carried out? >> we are very clear and we have been clear with israel already. they say that we will not react in a adverse way of passing of the revolution. does that show that bullying and threats actually work and send out completely the wrong mes
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